For some reason the power catamarans were slow to capture of the motor yacht buyers imagination, mostly due to the fact that most styling was extremely ugly, not a match for the sleek lines of traditional motor yachts such as Sunseeker, Cranchi. and Princess Yachts.
Trawler style catamarans lacked the ‘bling’ element and were very lack lustre in comparison to their monohull counterparts such as Trader, and Grand Banks.
Fountaine Pajot, Lagoon and Privilege Trawler Yachts have been growing in popularity due to their superb sea keeping, stability and amazing fuel economy.
Now BLUE COAST YACHTS, SUNREEF YACHTS, PALM YACHTS and FLASH CATAMARANS are definitely getting in on the action, each yard offering something with a little more of that missing ‘Bling’!
Space & comfort on board is unmatched by any monohull, combined with superb stability, easier to handle than a conventional motor yacht even with bow thrusters. Any yacht owner however wealthy will quite often privately wince at the fuel costs, which are virtually halved with a catamaran hull. Along with this your range is greatly extended allowing an easy atlantic crossing on some models.
Hybrid drive is also a realistic option opening up even more possibilities, such as silent running in accessible inland waterways, silent air conditioning and even more economy.